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    GEBIL KAMIL METEORITE - COMPLETE SPECIMEN AND COMPLETE SLICE, WITH SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO GOOGLE EARTH
    Iron - UNGR
    East Uweinat Desert, Egypt - (22° 1' 6"N, 26° 5' 16"E)
    Gebil Kamil meteorites were first found in Egypt in 2009 by a team of Italian and Egyptian scientists after a review of Google Earth images revealed an unusual crater in the Uweinat Desert in southwestern Egypt. This is the first and only time that Google imagery resulted in the recovery of meteorites. It is estimated that the Gebil Kamil impact event occurred approximately 5,000 years ago. As Gebil Kamil does not fit into any of the established compositional groups of iron meteorites, it has the distinction of being ungrouped. Now offered is a highly sculptural example that evokes a fireball in flight, accompanied by a complete slice that reveals the meteorite's internal structure. Please note that the border of the complete slice was masked off during the etching process in the tradition of iron meteorite preparation at the turn of the 20th Century. Complete: 78 x 55 x 19mm (3 x 2.2 x 0.75 inches) and 257.1 grams (0.5 pounds). Slice: 57 x 34 x 3mm (2.25 x 1.33 x 0.1 inches) and 34.9 grams


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    October, 2012
    14th Sunday
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